Eligible students must:
There is no separate application process to be considered for the WUE—your admissions file and your completion of the FAFSA will determine your eligibility. Once you've been admitted to CWU and completed your FAFSA, you will automatically be offered a WUE waiver if you qualify and if funds are available. While you do not need to demonstrate financial need to receive the WUE, you must complete the FAFSA before you will be awarded the WUE. See the Financial Aid Office's website at http://www.cwu.edu/financial-aid for more information on completing the FAFSA.
The WUE program does not apply to Summer Term, Study Abroad programs, or Remedial Courses.
Post-baccalaureate students, graduate students, or students seeking a 2nd bachelor's degree are not eligible to receive the WUE.
Students do not need to maintain continuous enrollment to qualify for WUE renewal.
The WUE award waives a portion of the out-of-state tuition so that your final tuition amount is 150% of in-state tuition. Example of the WUE tuition cost for the 2012-2013 academic year (costs are subject to change):
|Estimated tuition for out-of state students:||$18,606|
|Estimated tuition for in-state residents:||$8,036|
|150% of in-state tuition||$12,054||Your estimated tuition amount|
|Estimated WUE award:||$6,552||Your estimated savings|
Yes. They are renewable for up to 12 academic quarters (four years) or 225 attempted credits, whichever comes first. This includes transfer credits, depending upon incoming class standing:
No. Time accrued while receiving a WUE waiver will not count toward the length of time required to establish Washington State residency status. If you are or will be seeking Washington State residency, you must notify the Scholarship Office immediately. If you obtain Washington residency after receiving this award, your award will be canceled retroactively and may be subject to fines. WUE criteria are subject to change at any time and without notice.
Note: Residency is established through the Admissions Office. Please refer to the Office of Admissions for information.
The CWU GSA deadline is March 1st. The application opens on October 1st and is available at MyC